STUDENTS pulled an all-nighter for a good cause by taking part in a 24-hour football match.

Trainee doctors took part in the event in Durham to raise money for Whizz-Kidz and GOMAD (Go Make a Difference in Tanzania) – raising around £7,000.

A team represented each charity, with the GOMAD team, led by James Leighton, winning by 140 goals to 107.

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Most of those taking part were Newcastle University students who have transferred from Durham University’s medical school.

Mr Leighton, 21, said: “It’s a great challenge and such a good opportunity to raise a lot of money.”

The Whizz-Kidz team was led by 22-year-old Mark Hanson.